Data, Network Security Will Be a Focus at Dell World

By Jeffrey Burt  |  Posted 2014-11-02 Print this article Print
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Dell is addressing the human factor in security through a variety of measures, he said. Among the solutions are the company's Enterprise Single Sign-On, Identity Manager and Password Manager offerings to make it easier for IT departments to manage and control employee compliance and access. At the same time, Dell offers a range of solutions around endpoint security, and continues to bring integrated encryption into all of its systems. Dell also is working to leverage its Kitenga Analytics technology—which is used to help organizations analyze structure and unstructured data stored in Hadoop—in the security realm to help look for and identify risks and mitigating indicators, McClurg said.

At Dell World, a number of the security breakout sessions will address the threats and solutions around human behavior and threats. One will deal with network, mobile and email security that will touch on everything from BYOD issues to secure email exchanges. Others will touch on endpoint security and the threats raised by mobile computing and the cloud. Dell officials in the show's agenda note that "an organization's employees are a threat actor's most desirable and easily exploited target."

Addressing the modern worker is also a challenge.

"Due to our always on, connected global economy, employees have never been more inclined to bring their own device and cloud storage apps not approved by IT," according to the agenda. "IT admins have the headache of trying to protect the data wherever their end users take it while meeting compliance mandates."

Though enterprises have a growing list of tools they can use to help secure their networks and data, employees and business partners still have to do their part to help create a culture of security, according to McClurg. The need to be aware of and forward-thinking regarding security and the threats that are out there.

"They can't any longer think of [security] as a distasteful part of doing business," he said.


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